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The Chicago Cubs will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Tuesday when they take on the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
Righthander Edwin Jackson will take the mound for the Cubs to start this game. Jackson is 7-11 this season with a 4.65 ERA.
The Phillies will counter Jackson with Kyle Kendrick. Righthander Kendrick has a 4.29 ERA to go along with a 9-8 record this season.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 1-0 loser as they battled the Dodgers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Dodgers at -115 were rewarded, while the 1 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Braves on August 4. Bettors who backed the Braves at +120 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Chicago has lost 4 straight games.
Philadelphia has lost 5 straight games.
Chicago: 49-62 SU
Philadelphia: 50-61 SU
Chicago most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After playing LA Dodgers are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6
Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 10 games when playing Chi Cubs
Philadelphia home to Chi Cubs, Wednesday, August 7